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2022 Calendar of Events COMING SOON

The 2022 JMCCCP Calendar of Events is filled with exciting collaborations, creative projects and innovative student initiatives. A dazzling print and online calendar is coming soon - including an in-person launch event - but here's a peek at some of the event highlights:

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Olive Schreiner Influence Symposium

This symposium tracks the influence and afterlives of South African author and feminist Olive Schreiner (1855-1920, Cape Colony) across Australian and southern African literatures with a focus on Catherine Edith Macauley Martin (1848-1937, UK/South Australia), Henry Handel Richardson (1870-1946, Australia/UK), Patrick White (1912-1990, UK/Australia), Bessie Head (1937-1986, South Africa/Botswana), and JM Coetzee (b.1940, South Africa/Australia). Three papers in progress towards the collection Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts (edited by Jade Munslow Ong and Andrew van der Vlies) will be presented for discussion.

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Call for Submissions: Provocations #4

JMCCCP is delighted to welcome special guest provocateurs Deborah Cheetham, Arnagretta Hunter and Scott Ludlum to The LAB on Light Square/Wauwi for Provocations #4: Radical Hope on 28 April 2022. 

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Provocations #4: 'Hope' is the thing with feathers

Provocations title hope on background of colourful feathers

Join special guests writer, activist and former Greens senator Scott Ludlum; First Nations Chair of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Music Practice at Monash University Deborah Cheetham AO; and Chair of the Commission for the Human Future Arnagretta Hunter (with composer activist and Head of the School of Music at ANU Kim Cunio) for a lively evening of radical hope.

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The Waste Land 100th Birthday Celebration

portrait of TS Eliot overlaid with image of crowded bridge and light shining through desert monument

On Saturday April 30, 2022, at the State Library of South Australia, the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice will co-host a celebratory event with the University of Adelaide’s Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.

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Bedtime Stories: Writers in conversation about the biggest subject of them all

banner image with title Bedtime Stories and photos of Heather Taylor Johnson, Chloe Hooper and Peter Goldsworthy

In Bedtime Story, writer Chloe Hooper breaks news of terrible illness as a bedtime tale. Doctor Peter Goldsworthy draws on tragic, comic and transcendent stories from his patients in his memoir-in-progress, The Cancer Finishing School. Heather Taylor Johnson guides conversation with these authors about the biggest subject of them all.

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